Rashmi Mathew

NHS secretary: 

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2625

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

Guy’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London

Further key experience: 

  • Two-year surgical glaucoma fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital


Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
  • Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology Section – council member
  • British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit – committee member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • European Glaucoma Society
  • UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
  • Associate Dean’s Committee member, QMUL
  • Module Management Group, UCL
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)


Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 


  • Consultant ophthalmic surgeon - Moorfields Eye Hospital – full-time
  • UCL Associate Professor (teaching)
  • Deputy director of undergraduate education – Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Consultant lead for new consultant and resident leadership training 
  • Honorary clinical senior lecturer - Centre for Medical Education, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London 


Other professional achievements: 

  • I am an advocate of patient education and have been running glaucoma patient information days since 2011.
  • Winner of excellence in Medical Education award (team category), UCL, 2016
  • Moorfields Star award for external recognition, 2017
  • Winner of audience choice award, for my work on flipped classroom learning, UCLP education conference, 2017
  • Winner of Aylward QIPP awards, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 2017
  • Grants from both International glaucoma association and Moorfields Eye Charity to conduct my NIHR adopted research study on wound healing following glaucoma surgery.
  • Winner of the Institute of Ophthalmology Teaching Excellence Award, 2021

Research interests: 

  • Wound healing in glaucoma surgery – currently undertaking an NIHR adopted trial
  • Effect of cataract surgery on trabeculectomy surgery
  • Service transformation in glaucoma
  • Utilisation of big data in Medical Education
  • Patient and public Involvement in the medical curriculum